The Making of a Scientist is Calvin Fuller’s story of his youth, education, and scientific career in the greatest research laboratory of the postwar era. When, after his death, his sons discovered their father’s memoir among his papers, they decided to share its rich cultural history of early 20th-century Chicago and its documentation of the creation of the solar cell at Bell Telephone Laboratories.
Dr. Fuller’s achievement is all the more remarkable because he grew up in a family beset with financial instability. The Making of a Scientist is, above all, an inspiring story of making it in America.
|Publisher:||Robert W. Fuller|
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About the Author
Calvin Souther Fuller (May 25, 1902 – October 28, 1994) was a physical chemist at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked for 37 years from 1930 to 1967. Fuller was part of a team in basic research that found answers to physical challenges. He helped develop synthetic rubber during World War II, he was involved in early experiments of zone melting, he is credited with devising the method of transistor production yielding diffusion transistors, he produced some of the first solar cells with high efficiency, and he researched polymers and their applications.